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Catastrophe

Climate Change Fail

Dennis Trainor | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green
Dennis Trainor

In what should be another colossal embarrassment for the United States -- recently leaked internal documents show how little our government is prepared to take responsibility for the damage done by climate change.

Global Warming, Asteroid Impacts, and the Laws of Physics

Mark Boslough | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Mark Boslough

Uncertainty in exactly how something happens does not translate into uncertainty that it is happening. There is no rational basis for denial of the reality, or the risks, of global warming. And there is no excuse for ignoring it.

When Catastrophe Strikes -- Think Again

Marc Gopin | Posted 09.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Marc Gopin

As we all face moments in our family, our nation or on our planet when neighbors are going through a living hell, we need to work harder at giving enough comfort and support to mourners in catastrophe.

Connected by Catastrophe

Craig Ing | Posted 06.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Craig Ing

Why don't we go out of our way, disrupt our daily routines, and demonstrate compassion more frequently? What is it that makes it so difficult?

When Global Catastrophes Collide: The Climate Engineering Double Catastrophe

Seth Baum | Posted 04.22.2013 | Green
Seth Baum

It could be difficult for human civilization to survive a global catastrophe like rapid climate change, nuclear war, or a pandemic disease outbreak. But imagine if two catastrophes strike at the same time.

Apocalypse and Adolescence: The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker

Ilana Teitelbaum | Posted 08.05.2012 | Books
Ilana Teitelbaum

This tragic coming-of-age story chronicles the parallel disintegrations of the world and the life and family of Julia, a sensitive 12-year-old girl living in a sleepy suburb of California.

Top 10 Twister States

Amy Danise | Posted 05.05.2012 | Money
Amy Danise

A natural-disaster -- and damage to your house - can leave you feeling vulnerable. Along with repairs and reconstruction, you may see a long insurance claim stretching out ahead of you.

Japan's Disaster: A Spiritual Perspective

Isha Judd | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Isha Judd

When tsunami alerts reached the coasts of so many different countries, it inevitably triggered a feeling that challenged everything that was known, as we collectively faced the uncertainty of the future.

Balanced LIfe -- 8 Tips for Feeling Happier During an Unhappy Time.

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

Every Wednesday is Tip Day. This Wednesday: 8 tips for feeling happier during an unhappy time. At some points in life, it's not possible -- or at l...

Water: Soul of the Earth, Mirror of Our Collective Souls

Robert David Steele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Robert David Steele

Last week I examined how we might create Infinite Wealth for All, but left for this week the most vital element of life on earth, Water. It is the so...

10 High-Level Threats to Humanity

Robert David Steele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert David Steele

Secretary-General Kofi Annan named Anand Panyarachun, former Prime Minister of Thailand, to chair a high-level panel on global security threats and re...

Strategic Analytic Model for Creating a Prosperous World at Peace

Robert David Steele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert David Steele

Whole Earth Whole Systems The Earth is a self-contained system in which all elements interact in ways that we humans simply do not understand--witnes...

CHOREOGRAPHER SPOTLIGHT: Catastrophe, God, And The Meaning Of Life: Sean Curran's Left Exit

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

WHO: Seán Curran Company WHAT: Left Exit WHEN: October 27 - 29, 2010 WHERE: DeBartolo Performing Arts Center 100 Performing Arts Center Notre Dame...

Social Networking Crisis Map Shows Impacts of Oil Spill

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

UPDATE Breton National Wildlife Refuge Closed to Public Entry LOUISIANA -- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) has closed the Breton Natio...

DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
DK Matai

Editor's Note: This post has been removed from the Huffington Post....

Controlled Burn of Deepwater Horizon Spill Began Wednesday

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

U.S. Coast Guard Rear Adm. Mary Landry, met with media to discuss the explosion on Wednesday afternoon. Landry said, "I have not been sugarcoating this. It is premature to say it is a catastrophe, but I will say it is serious."

Reform of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP): Introducing Long-Term Flood Insurance

Erwann Michel-Kerjan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Erwann Michel-Kerjan

Our attention to weather-related-disasters has faded, putting us in jeopardy when the next hurricane strikes the United States.

The Oil Spill Catastrophe: Biggest Ever? Not Close.

David Ropeik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Ropeik

The oil spill is a catastrophe, but risks that are catastrophic scare us more than those that are chronic -- even though in many cases, the chronic risks are far bigger threats.

DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
DK Matai

Editor's Note: This post has been removed from the Huffington Post....

It Will Take a Mission

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

This week, in Obama's Oval Office speech on the oil spill, he used the term "mission." That's the right word. It will take a purposeful commitment to a mission of change to truly respond to the epiphany in the Gulf.

Cries from the Gulf (VIDEO)

Mike Papantonio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mike Papantonio

"Drill Baby Drill" Isn't that what you said? I remember the chill that ran up my spine the first time I heard it. I couldn't imagine that anything more painful would ever fall on my ears. I was wrong.

DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
DK Matai

Editor's Note: This post has been removed from the Huffington Post....

DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
DK Matai

Editor's Note: This post has been removed from the Huffington Post....

A Poem About Haiti -- My Thanks

Tamsin Rothschild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Tamsin Rothschild

haiti earthquake grabbed me and the world / like an angry parent / shaking us to the core

Avigdor Lieberman's Party Seeking To Ban 'Nakba' Commemorations

The Daily Star | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman's party wants to ban Israeli Arabs from marking the anniversary of the Nakba, or the Catastrophe in 1948, when 700,...